the means of connection between things linked in series
link, linkup, tie, tie-in(noun)
a fastener that serves to join or connect
"the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
connection, link, connectedness(noun)
the state of being connected
"the connection between church and state is inescapable"
connection, connexion, link(noun)
a connecting shape
a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
(computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication(noun)
a channel for communication between groups
"he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
radio link, link(noun)
a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
link, data link(verb)
an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect(verb)
make a logical or causal connection
"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
connect, link, tie, link up(verb)
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
connect, link, link up, join, unite(verb)
be or become joined or united or linked
"The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
link with or as with a yoke
"yoke the oxen together"
a torch made of tow and pitch, or the like
a single ring or division of a chain
hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond
anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair
any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained
any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion
the length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4
a bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction
sausages; -- because linked together
to connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple
to be connected
Origin: [See Linch.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lingk, n. a ring of a chain: anything connecting: a single part of a series: the 1⁄100th part of the chain, a measure used in surveying, &c. (see Chain).—v.t. to connect as by a link: to join in confederacy.—v.i. to be connected.—n. Link′-mō′tion, a system of pieces pivoted together, describing definite curves in the same plane or in parallel planes.—Missing link, any point or fact needed to complete a series or a chain of argument: (zool.) a conjectural form of animal life, supposed necessary to complete the chain of evolution from some simian to the human animal: (coll.) an ape, monkey, or apish-looking man. [A.S. hlence; Ice. hlekkr, Ger. gelenk, a joint.]
lingk, n. a light or torch of pitch and tow.—ns. Link′boy, Link′man, a boy or man who carries such to light travellers. [Prob. corr. from Dut. lont, a match; cf. Scot. lunt, Dan. lunte.]
lingk, n. a crook or winding of a river.—n.pl. Links, a stretch of flat or gently undulating ground along a sea-shore, on which the game of golf is played. [A.S. hlinc, a ridge of land, a bank.]
lingk, v.i. (Scot.) to go quickly.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. A behavioral, physical, or functional relationship between nodes. 2. In communications, a general term used to indicate the existence of communications facilities between two points. 3. A maritime route, other than a coastal or transit route, which links any two or more routes. See also node.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LINK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2625
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LINK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2625
Rank popularity for the word 'LINK' in Nouns Frequency: #629
Rank popularity for the word 'LINK' in Verbs Frequency: #289
The numerical value of LINK in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of LINK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's kind of a missing link.
You can not prove a direct link.
He was our link to possibilities and to realities.
The weak link remains ... Libya, where something needs to be done.
Now that he's dead, ISIL has lost a key link between their networks.
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Translations for LINK
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- رابط, روابطArabic
- enllaç, vincle, link, baula, torxa, enllaçar, vinclar, lligarCatalan, Valencian
- propojení, odkaz, článek, spojení, odkazovatCzech
- forbindelse, led, link, sammenkæde, forbinde, kædeDanish
- Hyperlink, Verknüpfung, Link, Verbindung, verknüpfen, verlinken, linken, verbindenGerman
- ĉenero, ligiloEsperanto
- lazo, enlace, hipervínculo, hiperenlace, vínculo, eslabónSpanish
- پیوند, حلقه, لینک, اتصال, پیوستنPersian
- linkki, sidos, yhteys, yhdistääFinnish
- hypertexte, chaînon, rapport, lien, maillon, connexion, hyperlien, relier, lier, flambeau, torcheFrench
- keppeling, ferbiningWestern Frisian
- ligazón, elo, hiperligazónGalician
- קישור, חוליה, קשרHebrew
- kapcsolódás, hivatkozás, link, láncszem, kapcsolat, összekapcsolHungarian
- pranala, menghubungkanIndonesian
- ligilo, hiperligiloIdo
- legame, collegamento, link, maglia, rapporto, connessione, anello, lega, connettere, linkare, collegareItalian
- 링크, 연결Korean
- шилтеме, шилтөөKyrgyz
- posms, saite, saikneLatvian
- врска, алка, хиперврска, сврзува, врзува, поврзуваMacedonian
- relatie, verbinding, link, koppeling, schakel, verwijzing, schalm, linken, toorts, fakkel, verbinden, flambouwDutch
- æрвитæнOssetian, Ossetic
- hiperłącze, ogniwo, linkPolish
- link, ligação, vínculo, elo, ligarPortuguese
- hyperlink, legăturăRomanian
- гиперссылка, звено, ссылка, связь, линк, связыватьRussian
- länk, anknytning, hyperlänk, länkaSwedish
- hårdêye, loyénWalloon
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